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Emirates rethinks its route network for a world without the A380

After establishing Dubai as the leading interchange for flights linking cities around the globe, Emirates is finding it tougher to find profitable new routes

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Layan Odeh | Bloomberg Dubai
Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, is reviewing its route network as it grapples with slowing economic growth and the demise of the A380 superjumbo, a plane that’s been the cornerstone of its strategic thinking for almost two decades.
 
Dubai-based Emirates has spent the past nine months “knocking down the network” to establish the optimum route profile both for itself and for the sheikdom, and is now close to the end of that exercise, President Tim Clark said at the 2019 Arabian Travel Market convention on Monday.
 
After establishing Dubai as the leading interchange for flights linking cities

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 2:17 AM IST

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